Black and Pink was founded in 2005 and is a national prison abolitionist organization dedicated to dismantling the criminal punishment system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the system through advocacy, support, and organizing.

Black and Pink is a national organization with a strong grassroots network of 13 volunteer-led chapters and more than 20,000 current and formerly incarcerated LGBTQIAS2+ and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) members located across the country.

check out our ground-breaking report

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of 1,118 inside members surveyed have been in solitary confinement at some point during their sentence

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of 1,118 inside members surveyed identified as LGBTQIA2S+ prior to their incarceration

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of 1,118 inside members surveyed were over 6 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than the general prison population

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Black Trans Lives Matter

Since last week, six Black trans women have been found dead. 
Repeat their names aloud:
Brayla Stone. Little Rock, AR.
Merci Mack. Dallas, TX.
Shaki Peters. Amite City, LA.
Draya McCarty. Baton Rouge, LA.
Tatiana Hall. Philadelphia, PA.
Bree Black. Pompano Beach, FL.
Black Trans Women Matter. Black Trans Women’s Lives Matter. Black Trans Women are Women.
When we say Black Lives Matter, we mean our Black Trans Siblings Matter.
When we say we are working to build a world free from violence, we are working to ensure the world is safe for Black trans women.
We do this work for you, Brayla, Merci, Shaki, Draya, Tatiana, and Bree. We do this work because the glorious gift of being trans does not negate our people’s worth.
We see you, our Black trans siblings. We see you, we value you, we love you. Everything we do, we do in service to you.